Genocide Quotes

Quotes tagged as "genocide" Showing 91-120 of 213
“All bombing is terrorism.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Nel Noddings
“For many people, that war [WWII] is called the “good war” because it was fought against a regime guilty of unspeakable atrocities. But the Allies did not enter the war to save Jews from extermination. The United States entered the war after it was attacked by Japan at Pearl Harbor and, as a nation, we certainly did not do as much as we should have to save the Jewish population of Europe. The basic question is still with us: Is it right, justifiable, to intervene in a nation’s internal activities when those activities include genocide, ethnic cleansing, or some other demonstrable harm to a subset of its people?”
Nel Noddings, Peace Education: How We Come to Love and Hate War

Dennis Prager
“Though Israel is charged with engaging in genocide against Palestinians, in the last 20 years, the number of Palestinians has doubled; and since Israel's founding in 1948, the Palestinian population has grown five-fold. It must surely rank as the least effective genocide in world history.”
Dennis Prager, A Dark Time in America

Christina Engela
“Genocide doesn't become 'common assault' or 'isolated incidents' just because it is taking place one victim at a time.”
Christina Engela, Inanna Rising: Women Forged in Fire

Ausma Zehanat Khan
“....in Bosnia, mass rape was a policy of the war, systematically carried out, implicating neighbors, paramilitaries, soldiers.”
Ausma Zehanat Khan, The Unquiet Dead

Liu Cixin
“Killing one person was murder; killing a few or dozens was ore murder; so killing thousands or tens of thousands ought to be punished by putting the murderer to death a thousand times. What about more than that? a few hundred thousand? The death penalty, right? Yet, those of you who know some history are starting to hesitate.

What if he killed millions? I can guarantee you such a person would not be considered a murderer. Indeed, such a person may not even be thought to have broken any law. If you don't believe me, just study history! Anyone who has killed millions is deemed a 'great' man, a hero.

And if that person destroyed a whole world and killed every life on it--he would be hailed as a savior!”
Liu Cixin, Death's End

“There are no worse oppressors than those who have been oppressed themselves for they will justify all means of self-preservation, including persecution and oppression of others, to the extent of, and worse than that which they had endured. This will weigh heavily on the souls of future generations.”
H.N.Ellessy

“It is incredible that this must be said, but the obvious seems to escape politicized academics, so we must state the obvious: Genocide is deliberate; it is premeditated. There is no genocide without premeditation. The murders are not unfortunate coincidences. This is why it is called "mass MURDER" and not "mass MANSLAUGHTER.”
A.E. Samaan

“The 20th Century proved that there is nothing more dangerous to the health of ethnic minority communities than big government.”
A.E. Samaan

“...many of us know deep down, whether we choose to admit it or not, a number of simple truths: the global capitalist economy is incompatible with life. As numerous environmentalist authors... have noted, the global economy effectively creates infinite demand and no natural community can support infinite demand, especially when nothing beneficial is given back. A global economy is extractive, it gives nothing back, but follows the ecocidal pattern of a genocidal machine converting raw materials into power at the expense of living things and living systems.”
Damien Short, Redefining Genocide: Settler Colonialism, Social Death and Ecocide

“The West is evidently no longer a safe place to express our opinions, unless we are prepared to meet a bloody end by doing so. The choice is ours, but we can be guaranteed that our government and law enforcement agencies will continue to support pedophilia, political correctness and multicultural genocide under the guise of religion.”
Anita B. Sulser PhD, We Are One

“The UN lacked the ability to act without the support of its more powerful members, notably the United States. The American government wanted to avoid a repetition of its unsuccessful intervention in Somalia, in which thirty American troops were killed. President Clinton issued a directive on UN military conditions. The operations would also have to be directly relevant to American interests. These conditions excluded American support for UN intervention to stop the genocide [in Rwanda].”
Jonathan Glover, Humanity: A Moral History of the Twentieth Century

Samantha Power
“The United Staes had never in its history intervened to stop genocide and had in fact rarely even made a point of condemning it as it occurred,”
Samantha Power, A Problem from Hell

“Hutu extremists were able to incite genocide in Rwanda in part because years of propaganda had influenced Hutus to view Tutsis as less than human and so dangerous that they must be eliminated from the country.”
Rachel Hilary Brown, Defusing Hate: A Strategic Communication Guide to Counteract Dangerous Speech

“We are living in the 21st Century. We thought genocide was a thing in the past but they are trying to do it again to our people and we don’t want people to close their eyes and see nothing.”
Davan Yahya Khalil

La Tisha Honor
“House rule number nine. No roach shall drink or eat out of the good cups in the kitchen. The plastic cups are in the pantry.”
La Tisha Honor, Teen Roach

“Jeremy Corbyns actions have led a significant percentage of his followers to believe that his words serve a higher purpose than the complete religious or social indoctrination of the British people. He deliberately disregards the historical fact that multiculturalism only works when both parties are willing to find a compromise they can live with. When multiculturalism becomes a matter of sacrificing your way of life to accommodate mass migration, it paves the way to genocide.”
Anita B. Sulser PhD, We Are One

Bob Woodward
“K [Kissinger] called from New York all disturbed because he felt someone had been getting to the P [President] on Vietnam... Henry's concerned that the P's looking for a way to bug out and he thinks that would be a disaster now.”
Bob Woodward, The Last of the President's Men

“We must admit that by approving multiculturalism in its current, misguided form, we are paving the road to White, Black, Indian and Asian genocide faster than the Sixth Mass Extinction.”
Anita B. Sulser PhD, We Are One

Hannah Arendt
“In the eyes of the Jews, thinking exclusively in terms of their own history, the catastrophe that had befallen them under Hitler, in which a third of the people perished, appeared not as the most recent of crimes, the unprecedented crime of genocide, but, on the contrary, as the oldest crime they knew and remembered.”
Hannah Arendt, Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil

Steven Pinker
“Matthew White, a self-described atrocitologist who keeps a database with the estimated death tolls of history’s major wars, massacres, and genocides, counts about 1.2 million deaths from mass killing that are specifically enumerated in the Bible. (He excludes the half million casualties in the war between Judah and Israel described in 2 Chronicles 13 because he considers”
Steven Pinker, The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

Tony Hendra
“To reject any vast group of one's cultural ancestors in the cause of some current theory is not just arrogance; it's posthumous mass murder. It's the same kind of thinking that makes genocide possible. The masses (albeit the dead masses) and the pathetic little lives they lived are irrelevant compared to this greater purpose we have at hand. Write them out of the record. They never existed.
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One could not judge things by the brief span of one's own lifetime. That was at the core of modern arrogance: only my lifetime counts. My lifetime is 'forever.' Time before it and time after it do not exist. Everything of importance must come to pass in my lifetime. This is what drives the frenzy for change.”
Tony Hendra, Father Joe: The Man Who Saved My Soul

“Аушвіц нависає чорним сонцем над європейською культурою й думкою. Він став універсальним мірилом політичного мислення, розбурхав мистецтво, романістику й літературну критику. Світ затавровано Аушвіцом — "безпрецедентною" подією, яка залишила пролом в історії і змусила людину переосмислити межі реальності.

Аушвіц поглинув понад мільйон життів, перетворивши їх на дим. Газові камери продукували смерть повсякденно, механічно, не залишаючи відходів. "Виробництво трупів" на фабриці смері (організоване як на конвеєрній стрічці) стає парадигмою сучасного варварства, втіленням зла XX століття. Кількість жертв, які важко навіть уявити, а також індустріальний прогрес, обернений у зворотний бік (котрий вигубляє, замість того щоб виробляти), утвердили в нашій свідомості Аушвіц як центр знищення євреїв Європи. Саме на технократичному вимірі геноциду євреїв — убивстві газом Циклон Б, призначеним для позбавлення від бліх — тривалий час були зосереджені роздуми на Заході. Синонім абсолютного зла... Відтепер є історія до і після Аушвіца. Чи є література до і після Бабиного Яру?

Бабин Яр довго залишався в тіні Аушвіца. Знищення в Бабиному Яру — не індустріальний геноцид, не спотворене дзеркало технічного прогресу. Незважаючи на те, що нацисти провели операцію 1005 зі знищення слідів злочинів, а також на Куренівську трагедію і подальшу забудову району, Бабин Яр досі зберігає останки жертв. Він — могила. До нього можна прийти і йому можна вклонитися [...]

Неможливо оплакувати Аушвіц, він — чудовисько, він — машина-монстр, проте можливо проводити жалобні заходи біля Бабиного Яру, навіть якщо він позбавляє розуму [170—71].”
Ася Ковригіна-Крейдич, Бабин Яр: історія і пам'ять

Christina Engela
“The coining of their new catch-phrase 'homophiliac' displayed in contrast to 'homophobic' was rather amusing, though to think that they believe it means anything different to 'homophobic' is just facetious. It's like someone trying to create a difference in definition between 'genocide' and 'ethnic cleansing' - or to make the one look better or less reprehensible than the other.”
Christina Engela

Philip Kerr
“The colonel stood up. “I hope you enjoy your trip to Uruguay. Its government is stable, democratic, and politically mature. There’s even a welfare state. Of course, the people are entirely European in origin. I believe they exterminated all the Indians. As a German, you should feel very much at home there.”
Philip Kerr, A Quiet Flame

“There are no worse oppressors than those who have been oppressed themselves. For they will justify all means of self-preservation, including the persecution and oppression of others to the extent of, and worse than that they had endured. This will weigh heavily on the souls of future generations.”
H. N. Ellessy

David Burr Gerrard
“Genocide, as many have noted, is a form of community-building.”
David Burr Gerrard, Short Century: A Novel

“Socialism, communism, and fascism are the political manifestations of unachievable ideals, carried to genocidal extremes.”
Mike Klepper